“The success comes after purposeful and long-term business development, combined with successful development of higher performance and increased usability," an Arcam released noted. "We are delighted with the growing demand for our EBM technology in an otherwise generally weak market for industrial products."

In 2012 Arcam reached several agreements with players in the aerospace industry, including a long-term cooperation with Avio, which began in 2007.  This year it ordered 6 Avio systems for pilot production of turbine blades.

At the same time, implants made by Arcam EBM technology were approved for clinical use in the US and Europe, and there are more than 20,000 implants made by Arcam EBM technology. During 2012 there were three new machine orders from existing customers in the orthopedic industry.

Net sales rose 29% to SEK139.1 (107.7) million and profit after financial items increased to SEK15.0 (5.5) million. Including the fourth quarter, sales amounted to SEK 62.5 (46.0) million.